May the 4th be with You: Wichita's Guide to Star Wars Day
Among many memorable Star Wars Movie quotes is the ever-popular “May the force be with you,” which appears several times throughout the course of the seven-film series. A common play on this quote, changing the phrasing to “May the fourth be with you,” has deemed today, May 4, Star Wars Day. If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate, check out the list below!
Visit The Burrow
The Burrow is a unique shop that specializes in offering gifts for geeks. On Star Wars Day, shoppers will receive ¼ off of all Star Wars items, so come out and take a look! The burrow also offers game nights and tournaments. You’ll find apparel, plushies, collectibles and more at the Burrow!
In addition to Star Wars products, The Burrow also highlights collectibles from Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and more! Located at 180 S. Rock Road, The Burrow is tucked away in a strip situated behind Wendy’s on the southeast corner of Rock and Douglas, making its name a perfect fit for its location.
The Burrow is open from 12 p.m. until 9 p.n. on Mondays through Thursdays, and from 12 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Check Out Wizard’s Asylum Comics and Gaming
Wizard’s Asylum Comics and Games offers a wide variety of products, including Pop!'s, comics, board games, trading cards, plushies and more, not to mention lots of Star Wars merch! On May the 4th, all Star Wars Gear is 25 percent off, so come in and stock up! Located at 1309 W 31st St S, Wizard’s Asylum is a great option for West siders who are looking to bring a little more Star Wars into their galaxy.
Wizard’s Asylum offers the largest selection of trade-paperbacks/graphic novels in the state, as well as a variety of tabletop, role playing, and family games. The shop hosts several gaming tournaments per week and hosts board game nights. Come in and check out Wizard’s Asylum between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, and from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays!
Stop By Prairie Dog Comics
Star Wars Day happens to fall on New Comic Book Day at Prairie Dog Comics! Reprints of number one Star Wars titles will be available for just $1 each, so come in and get a few! Prairie Dog Comics is located at 4800 W. Maple and has been serving Wichita for more than 30 years. With all of the newest titles as well as a variety of back-issues, you’ll find both Golden and Silver Age comics!
The store also carries cards, games, toys, posters, t-shirts and much more. If you’re looking for a great place to stock up on your Star Wars gear, Prairie Dog Comics is the place to go. Prairie Dog Comics is open from 11a.m. until 8 p.m. on Mondays, from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Have a Star Wars Marathon at Home
Do you have all seven epsiodes and roughly 16 spare hours? Then you're all set for an at-home movie marathon. Now, we won't get into what order you should watch the films in, but just in case you were curious, you can find a few creative ways to chronicle your marathon here.
We realize that Star Wars Day is a pretty big deal, so here are a few ideas to take your experience from traditional movie marathon to a full-blown Star Wars Day party.
it's not a party without snacks, and a Star Wars party lends itself to a variety of great snack ideas. Traditional party foods can offer a nod to the theme when given clever names like wookie cookies, seven Leia dip, Yoda soda, Han Rolos and more. If you're really dedicated, you can even decorate your snacks accordingly! Add a frosting face to a no-bake cookie for a perfect wookie, or print off Yoda labels to tape around soda bottles on top of the existing label!
For a memorable snack that will be the talk of the party, you can place a Han Solo Action figure in your jello mold to recreate his being frozen in carbonite!
Make Lightsabers Out of...Well, Anything, Really
If you're throwing a party for kids, pool noodle lightsabers are a great option. All it takes is a few pool noodles of different colors, duct tape, and a permanent marker and you're good to go. Cut the pool noodles in half and then wrap a piece of duct tape around one end. (This will be the lightsaber's handle.) Use your permanent marker to add any necessary details to the handle, and you're ready to begin Jedi training.
For older Jedis, glowstick light sabers make a great party favor, and the process is the same! Just wrap a piece of tape around one end of the glowstick and draw the finishing touches. You'll be ready for a lightsaber battle in no time!
You can also turn silverware rolls into lightsabers by using colored napkins and wrapping a strip of paper around the bottom of the roll. You can then decorate the paper by hand with a marker, or you can use a printable lightsaber handle found here.
May the Fourth Be With You
Happy Star Wars Day from 360Wichita.com.